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Jim Pavelle About

My art is the combination of two distinct mediums. Photography and digital illustration. By composing my view of the world through the lens of my camera I reinterpret that image in a way that imitates old world artistic techniques; oil painting, watercolor, pallet knife, chalk, pencil or the combination of a few or all. Colors can be enriched, modified and focused on. The paint strokes you see though, are digital in nature, and created by computer pixels not camel hair. Add Comment

Biography

I live in Marina, California, a mile from Monterey Bay and about 12 miles from downtown Monterey. Monterey was made famous by Salinas native John Steinbeck with his book, 'Cannery Row', among many others.

Within easy driving reach are the communities of Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, Salinas, Big Sur, Moss Landing, Santa Cruz, and Yosemite as well as most of Northern California. _______

Other subject-matter locations will include, Hawaii, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Great Britain, Ireland and possibly the Netherlands.

My work begins with my composing photographs while on location, bringing them into my computer and enriching, enhancing and/or manipulating the subject. I don't have one specific style but like to play with context, mood, shapes, and feeling. I know, these are all squishy-feely explanations. I just want my work to look good, be enjoyed by others, and to be showered with newly minted doubloons I can make into piles and jump into.

My professional credentials are equally impressive. I went to college in Northwestern Ohio, majored in Graphic Design with a degree in Fine Arts, which I didn't receive because I flunked Italian. I've painted in acrylics and oils, fabricated jewelry, constructed sculptures, built facades of Victorian Houses and other historic buildings using balsa and Elmer's Glue, been a production artist, designer, creative director, marketing director, business owner, and will make beer runs if everyone chips in. I was even a licensed street artist in the City of San Francisco. I used to freeze my ass off every weekend sitting down at the Embarcadero.

Address

Address:
189 Linde Circle
City:
Marina
State/Province:
CA
Postal Code:
93933
Phone Number:
831-384-4821

Links

  • http://www.pavellefineart.com